After months of national consultations, The Humanitarian Forum among other participants, was invited to join the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Regional Meeting on 3rd and 4th March 2015 to discuss the findings. The regional meeting took place in Amman, Jordan and aimed to present data and ideas about categorising and understanding the humanitarian system as it currently works in the MENA region. To day, The Humanitarian Forum has worked with 13 countries across the MENA region analysing the effectiveness of the humanitarian system. You can view the summary of our consultations on our events page and if you’d like details about a specific country, please get in touch via our contact page.

The MENA Regional Meeting was the penultimate regional preparation for the WHS in 2016. (The final one will be held in South Asia in August 2015.) For documents relating to the MENA region, please see the World Humanitarian Summit website for:

The Preparatory Stakeholder Analysis
The Co-Chair’s Summary
Speech by Baroness Valerie Amos
Speech by Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Chief Secretariat of the World Humanitarian Summit
Discussion in the online consultation

The Humanitarian Forum is now working on consultations in West and South Asia including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. At the time of writing, the online South Asian consultation has not yet launched but keep an eye on this consultation forum for more details.